Dr. Beverly Clark Named New Vice President at Red Rocks Community College

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July 13, 2021


Dr. Beverly Clark Named New Vice President at Red Rocks Community College

RRCC Welcomes Dr. Clark to Their Executive Leadership Team



LAKEWOOD, CO - Dr. Beverly Clark, III has been named the new Vice President of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer at Red Rocks Community College.  He has worked in higher education for eighteen years as an administrator, professor, and researcher.  Beverly is an advocate for equality and has diligently worked to create and support diverse and inclusive educational environments.     


Before arriving at Red Rocks Community College, Beverly was the Dean of Instruction for the Academic Education Division at Central Community College in Nebraska from July 2018 through June 2021. During his three years at CCC, Beverly oversaw a divisional budget of over 9.3 million dollars, served as Principal Investigator of the Nebraska Math Readiness Project, and developed a Virtual Innovations Laboratory to support the integration of virtual and augmented reality into classroom instruction and enhance teaching, learning, and training.  From January 2013 through June 2018, Beverly served as Assistant and Associate (2016) Professor of Physics at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.  In addition to teaching Physics, Beverly performed research on the environmental impacts of microplastics.  His work focused on characterizing microplastics using microscopy and spectroscopy and investigating the environmental impacts of microplastics on low income and minority populations.   He has also done published research in nanoscience which focused mostly on using microscopy techniques to design methods for measuring electronic properties of nanostructures like capacitance, surface charge and resistance.  From May 2009 through August 2012, Beverly served as Director of Nanotechnology Education at Danville Community College.  While at DCC, he developed a National Science Foundation funded nanotechnology technician program including program curriculum and a nanoscience lab. This was part of a workforce development initiative intended to expand the offering of stable, sustainable jobs available to wage earners in the local region. 


Beverly received a Ph.D. (2009) and M.S. (2003) from the department of Physics at North Carolina State University.  While at NC State, he was a General Electric Fellow and a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellow.  In 2001, he was selected by the Department of Energy and Oak Ridge Associated Universities to represent the N.C. State Physics Department at the 51st meeting of the Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany.  Beverly received a B.S. degree in Physics (1999) from Emory & Henry College where he was a student athlete lettering in football.  Upon completing college, he taught English as a second language in Brazil for a year.


Beverly is a native of Java, Virginia and currently resides in Denver Colorado with his wife Deremia.  He is a member of the National Society of Black Physicists and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing music, cooking, and gardening.  


"I am excited about joining the executive leadership team at Red Rocks Community College," says Beverly. "Red Rocks Community College is a leader in academic excellence and strives to help students meet their career and educational goals.  The College understands the importance of diversity and inclusion and diligently works to create diverse and inclusive learning environments that enhance the student experience and provides innovative, educational opportunities.  I  look forward to working with students, faculty, staff, and the local community to uphold the mission, vision, and values of the College."


More about Red Rocks Community College:  Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 10,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.  www.rrcc.edu.


Tuesday, July 13, 2021